Memories from the Star-News archives: Jan. 7
1 year ago: 2015
The Storm and Wolves are still unbeaten in girls basketball league play. Algoma defeated Oconto 78-32 and Kewaunee beat NEW Lutheran by a score of 69-44.
Jake Zeitler is the first Luxemburg-Casco boys basketball player to score 1,000 points. During the first half of a victory over Marinette on Dec. 18, he passed Tom Baierl’s school record of 984.
The Bank of Luxemburg announced plans, contingent on regulatory approval, to build a new branch in Kewaunee in eight months to a year. The address will be across the street from the Kewaunee Piggly Wiggly.
10 years ago: 2007
The annual Polar Bear Plunge is set for Jan. 1 at the Lighthouse Vista Park in Kewaunee.
Nicholas Weidner, a 2006 Luxemburg-Casco grad, recently graduated from the Marine Corps in San Diego. He is currently stationed at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., where he is taking additional training.
Algoma sophomore Eric Ackerman scored 10 points in the fourth quarter and 8 in overtime, as the Wolves edged host Oconto in Packerland Conference action.
25 years ago: 1992
State Superintendent of Schools Herbert Grover and State Rep. Lary Swoboda spoke at the dedication of the Luxemburg-Casco High School last Wednesday. An estimated 500 people attend the program and then toured the new addition.
A total of 25 students from this area are among the 110,000 students included in the annual edition of the National Dean’s List, just published.
The 1992 DAR scholarship recipient for the Luxemburg-Casco School District is Richard Mertens, son of Robert and Rita Mertens. The award is given to students who exemplify qualities of leadership, dependability, service and patriotism.
40 years ago: 1977
The U.S. Plywood, one of the country’s leading building materials producers, is changing its name to Champion Building Products, effective Jan. 1.
Sunday was a busy day for the St. John’s Jr. Choir of Rankin. The group went caroling at the Algoma Memorial Hospital and also at Grandview.
Weight Watchers has endorsed a new program with the view that overweight people no longer have to be confined to a rigid eating regimen to shed pounds. In the new program, people can lose weight eating such things as cheeseburgers, corn on the cob and even a hot dog on a roll.
50 years ago: 1967
A break-in occurred early Monday at Ludlow’s store in Kewaunee. Milton Ludlow, who operates the business and occupies living quarters upstairs, heard breaking glass, ran to the window and was in time to see a late model car head north.
Mrs. Murcile McMahon has been named Luxemburg’s “Woman of the Year.” She was recognized for her merchandizing ability by a prestigious magazine of the furniture trade, “Furniture Age.”
A plan to close county colleges that drop below 50 in enrollment has been approved by the higher education coordinating committee. The Door-Kewaunee County College enrollment is 52, two more than the minimum requirement.
60 years ago: 1957
Two men will be required to fill the Kewaunee County selective service quota for January. They will leave on Jan. 21.
A late November wedding united Miss Donna Ann Wiesner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wiesner, Pierce town, and David Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Meyer, Algoma. The new couple are at home on Dewey Street.
Among the Christmas gifts for five Kewaunee County couples were five babies born on Dec. 25 — four girls and one boy.
75 years ago: 1942
Carl W. Andre, the Luxemburg banker and champion rose grower, is thinking about raising a moustache now that roses are asleep, just to keep in practice.
A Christmas fact: There are more than 200 varieties of holly grown in all parts of the world.
90 years ago: 1927
If you want to see a happy crowd, meander down to the municipal skating rink at Perry Field. The rink is about 75 feet wide and a full block in length.
Two new county officials will assume their duties in the new year. Joseph Mleziva will succeed Joseph O’Konski as county treasurer and Frank Taddy, undersheriff, will step into the office of sheriff.
The announcement of the marriage of Miss Florence Andregg to Robert Tanner was made this week. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Louise Andregg of Algoma. The wedding took place in Chicago, where the couple will live.
100 years ago: 1917
The Algoma Symphony Orchestra, a comparatively new organization, will provide music at a New Year’s dance in the Perry Opera House.
The Menominee River Beet Company presented growers in this section with a bonus of 50 cents per ton on all beets produced during the past season. This unexpected Christmas gift amounted to $30,000.
John Weber of Forestville was about to work on skinning a horse on Wednesday morning. Imagine his surprise when he discovered his dogs had done the job for him.
110 years ago: 1907
Thursday, Dec. 30, 1906, will be remembered as an event in the City of Algoma. On that day the new Catholic church was officially blessed by the Rev. Joseph J. Fox of Green Bay.
Emil Glander and Miss Alvina Breitlow of Rankin wed last Sunday at the Lutheran church there. Rev. F. Geske officiated.
A manufacturing establishment that has heretofore been overlooked is the Algoma Toy Company, whose proprietor is 12-year-old Ralph Perry. Along with two of his young friends, Frank Perry and Frank Lohrey, they work in a building on the property owned by his father, M.W. Perry.
120 Years Ago: 1897
John Albrecht of Rio Creek has received notice from Washington that he has been granted a patent on a fanning mill. His box factory has been idle for some time.
The Fly-Net Factory in Algoma employs 20 in the interior and gives employment to 140 families overall.
Mr. Emil Knospe has resigned his position as clerk at M. Bretl’s store and will engage in the machinery business with his brother, Walter.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Memories from the Star-News archives: Jan. 7